Tuesday, April 5, 2011


             So many long miles
             of  footprints I see
             Planted in the ground
             by my ancestry

            Ancestors from yesterday
            where past winds blew
            To a writer that's eager
            they become brand new

            Those voices of wisdom
            I hear in my head
            A beacon to follow
            wherever I'm lead

           Food for the present
           from a harvest of time
           They left it for me
           to treasure and define

          Memories I'll cherish
          as long as I live
          In my heart I'll gather
          to my loved ones I'll give

         The footprints I leave
         will then forever be
         Planted in the ground
         as their ancestry

        Susie Swanson


  1. There is something very rich about legacy and footprints. Lovely writing Susie...As I think about this...in some ways our words, our blogs will serve as a legacy...

  2. That is so true Lorely, Someday hopefuly they can look back upon it all. That's one of the reasons we do it. Thank you!

  3. What a beautiful poem Susie. I just love it. It is so comforting to have foot steps to follow. I think about that often. I especially like the line about the "voices of wisdom". I still hear my mother and father's words in my mind all the time, helping me make decisions, giving me courage to endure. Your poem really captures that precious feeling. Have a lovely afternoon! Delisa :)

  4. Thank you Delisa. Those voices of wisdom is what shaped us today. I can still hear my dad and mom's words also and it is comforting to know we still have that inside each one of us. Thank you so much, glad you stopped by. Hope you have a nice evening as well. Thanks, Susie

  5. Very beautiful Susie,

    Thanks for the visiting and the lovely comment.


  6. Thank you Paula and Yvonne for stopping by and the nice comments. Susie

  7. Lovely poem and topic. I love writing about my ancestors and what they left behind for us.

  8. Thank you Janet and Helena. I love writing about the past also. Thanks, Susie

  9. Susie I love your footprints. It is awesome. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following. We have a few things in common. grandparents. Not a great yet but wow! Can hardly wait as Im sur it will be over the top love. I will be back to read your awesome wrttings.

  10. Awe Susie, you seem to reach right into the heart of us, one and all, and say what we have in the best places... things we hope wish and feel, you are so much more than a wonderful poet, you are also a cherished story teller, and freind !

    Oh and thank you for wading through our long post today ! The walls are not done, but they are comming along... we are having rain again for the next few days... delays delays Tee hee hee...
    Loving Hugs !!

  11. This is so nice. I really like this one, Susie. :-)

  12. Thanks for the visit and comment.


  13. Thank you all for the nice comments, We all have something in common, writing. I truly enjoy your posts and look forward to them. Thanks again, Susie

  14. Lovely poem and a pretty blog, thank you.

  15. Susie,
    This is a wonderful poem about the footprints our ancestors leave behind. I really liked this poem a lot. It speaks to my heart and to my own family roots. Great photo, too.

  16. Thank you Brenda, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  17. Thank you Elizabeth for the nice comments.